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Would I Go to UWS to Study?

An exciting new initiative aimed at re-shaping the concept of leadership, bringing together students from all faculties and backgrounds to undertake a number of specifically designed academic subjects, professional development workshops and a range of volunteering and engagement opportunities. At the Academy you can participate in:

  • An annual Retreat
  • Leadership Programs
  • Workshops
  • International conference travel 
  • Networking with industry professionals 
  • VIP Invitations to UWS Open Days and other events
  • Volunteering opportunities providing community engagement 
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship’s valued at up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years).

Think inside the “A”.

Visit www.theacademy.edu.au for more information.


Indigenous Opportunities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the University of Western Sydney can look forward to learning in a friendly and supportive environment, which promotes independent thinking and embraces diversity. At the University of Western Sydney, we are committed to providing higher education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and contributing to the process of reconciliation as an education institution which shares with the Australian community, the cultures, languages, history and contemporary experiences of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education at UWS provides a range of services for staff, students and community members in accessing higher education. The centre has an office located on each UWS campus.

There are two ways for prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply for University:

1. Universities Admission Centre (UAC)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are eligible for an ATAR can apply online for admission through UAC.  

2. Badanami Alternative Entry Program 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who do not have a HSC, or believe their ATAR mark may not be sufficient to apply through UAC, can apply for direct admission via the Badanami Alternative Entry Program. 

Visit www.uws.edu.au/indigenous_edu for information or contact the Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education:

Phone: 1800 032 923




Alternate Pathways into University

If you miss out on a place for your course of interest, or do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate course at UWS -consider alternative pathways:

  1. UWS College - caters for local and overseas students by providing Academic Pathways and English Language programs that are preparation for University
    UWS College is owned by the University of Western Sydney. For more information, visit www.uwscollege.edu.au/
  2. Unitrack - gives you the opportunity to enrol in individual units from a wide range of degrees and study on campus at UWS. For more information, visit uws.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/applying_to_study/unitrack_and_non_award.
  3. VET/UWS Pathways - TAFE, Community College and Private Providers offer Certificates and Diplomas under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). There are a number of courses that have pathways set up with the University of Western Sydney. Visit future.uws.edu.au/future_students_home/pathways-to-uws/vet-pathways
Want to know more?

If you have any questions about alternative pathways, call the UWS Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 or email study@uws.edu.au.


Written By

CathEd Parra

CathEd Parra

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